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Family Says Moore Police Beat Father To Death
News 9 ^ | February 15, 2014 | Chris McKinnon

Posted on 02/16/2014 11:22:31 AM PST by Altariel

MOORE, Oklahoma - Three Moore Police officers were put on administrative leave while detective investigate an in-custody death from overnight. The family of the man who died said police beat him badly and they recorded it with a cell phone camera.

Nair Rodriguez and her daughter Lunahi told News 9 they got into an argument at the Warren Theater around midnight. Nair said she slapped her daughter then stormed away. Her husband, Luis, chased after her. That was when the family said officers confronted Luis Rodriguez and asked to see his identification.

According to Lunahi and Nair, he tried to bypass the officers to stop his wife from driving off because she was so angry. They said officers took him down and it escalated.

Lunahi Rodriguez said that five officers beat her father to death right in front of her, in the parking lot of the movie theater.

"When they flipped him over you could see all the blood on his face, it was, he was disfigured, you couldn't recognize him."

By the time it was all over, Nair Rodriguez said that she knew her husband was dead.

"I saw him. His [motionless] body when people carry it to the stretcher," she explained. "I knew that he was dead."

Nair says her husband was only trying to defuse the fight she was having with her daughter. She said when police asked her about it she told them what happened.

"I told them I hit her and he was just trying to reach me. Why didn't they arrest me?"

Lunahi added, "My mom was taking a video and asking, ‘What are they doing this for? Why?' And they didn't give really an explanation."

Rodriguez told News 9 that police took her phone with the recording on it. Another family member provided News 9 with an audio recording she said was taken when that happened. The family hoped Luis would pull through, so they waited for news at the hospital.

"Two hours passed. They finally called her up to say, 'Oh you could see him,' but it turned out it was a lie. They moved his body elsewhere," said Lunahi.

The family told News 9 they would hire an attorney.


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KEYWORDS: donutwatch; moore; oklahoma; policestate

1 posted on 02/16/2014 11:22:32 AM PST by Altariel
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To: Alaska Wolf

All right and proper work by the officers, right Alaskawolf?
You’d be okay with this kind of behavior by cops directed at you and yours, right?


2 posted on 02/16/2014 11:25:48 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

I don’t think he’ll be responding. Sometimes, America sounds like Egypt on the streets. Or Venezuela.

http://www.freerepublic.com/~AlaskaWolf/

This account has been banned or suspended.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 11:35:54 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Altariel

Obey.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 11:36:43 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Altariel

Taking the cell phone with the video on it should result in presumptive guilt for first degree murder charges against all the officers, with an enhancement for the one who took the phone. Unless and until the phone is returned, with the video intact and unaltered. Plus charges of official oppression, civil rights violation under color of authority, armed robbery, commission of a felony while in possession of a firearm, conspiracy, witness tampering, and evidence tampering in a criminal case. And maybe a few more criminal charges that I can’t think of.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 11:37:03 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: F15Eagle

I know.

But he does still read.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 11:37:04 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Can they find pings?


7 posted on 02/16/2014 11:38:21 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Yes, he can still read pings.
He just can’t post.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 11:40:23 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: coloradan

If the police destroyed video evidence a jury should automatically disregard anything the police say and automaitcally believe anything said against them.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 11:42:57 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: RightOnTheBorder

I agree, but I would like to add that such a video amounts to physical evidence at a crime scene, so destroying the video amounts to tampering with evidence, which is its own crime. *Every* officer who can be connected with such an act should face criminal charges *every* time such a deletion occurs. Furthermore, the Fourth Amendment requires a warrant in order to seize people’s property, and this was a warrantless seizure, so even if the phone is returned and the video is intact, there is still the issue of the illegal seizure. Etc.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 11:46:41 AM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: andyk

The advice to obey police is a good one; otherwise, you run good risk of being beaten/tased to death.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 11:49:45 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: coloradan

One would think the police would welcome a video of their actions to vindicate their claim, and the results of the subsequent investigation,that their actions were fully justified.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 11:51:57 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: luvbach1

Washington was right. Government is a fearful master.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 11:55:07 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Altariel
Rodriguez told News 9 that police took her phone with the recording on it.

Hum, I'm sure that went straight to evidence, to show how innocent the cops are.../ S

14 posted on 02/16/2014 12:06:01 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Altariel

Well according to the Fullerton Police Academy that was all okay per procedure and policy. Guess they were graduates of that academy.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 12:12:21 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: coloradan

Taking the cell phone with the video on it should result in presumptive guilt for first degree murder charges against all the officers, with an enhancement for the one who took the phone.


Only in lala land.............


16 posted on 02/16/2014 12:51:45 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: All

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-killed-cops-outnumber-americans-killed-iraq-war/


17 posted on 02/16/2014 12:54:30 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: coloradan

That would all be right and good for most of us but not for the Police. They are immune and the Law does not apply to them. Essentially they can kill or maim whomever they desire to kill or maim for good reasons or from whim.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 1:45:58 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Altariel

Never ever do anything to draw attention of the depraved LEOS.

That said, this mother is at fault for her appalling public behavior hitting her daughter in public at what was supposed to be a family outing. The Hispanic temper tantrum is not funny. Now her family is ruined.

Cops all need to prosecuted and if guilty, sentenced to what they gave this innocent man


19 posted on 02/16/2014 2:05:29 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Altariel
Domestic police rules of engagement vs. active military rules of engagement.
Odd, innit?
20 posted on 02/16/2014 2:09:06 PM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: yldstrk

While throwing a public temper tantrum is childish and inappropriate at best, it is not a major crime, any more than the chasing after to defuse the whole thing by the husband was. I remember when cops were admonished to not interfere in a domestic dispute that was not a knock-down drag-out unless they had been asked to do so by someone involved-but I’m sure it is a lot more fun for them to beat someone to death for arguing in public...

I have an awful Hispanic temper, but self control is possible for anyone-and it appears, safer in Moore, Oklahoma. I don’t like the use of lawsuits as a sovereign remedy, but I hope these cops not only lose their jobs, but that a judge and jury tear them a new one...


21 posted on 02/16/2014 2:31:33 PM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: coloradan

That would all be right and good for most of us but not for the Police. They are immune and the Law does not apply to them. Essentially they can kill or maim whomever they desire to kill or maim for good reasons or from whim.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 2:42:18 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: luvbach1
when I was a teen, back in the 50’s, we would get hassled by the police frequently if we were in a car. One stop they made us get out of the car (3females 3 males) and went through the car, don't know what they were looking for as drugs was not a problem in the 50’s. Girlfriend had a suitcase of clothes, we were taking her to a sleepover.
the suitcase was checked. We stood at the side of the road for about 15 minutes while the other officer watched us...They had 2 officers per car at that time. *******I asked my dad about this, he being a recently retired Detroit cop......the only advice he gave me.....*never argue with the man that has the gun*.........many people were never given that advice. Being hassled by cops is not just a black thing...we were all white. But we all kept our mouths shut except to answer questions.
23 posted on 02/16/2014 3:26:26 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: Altariel

Welcome to the Police state comrades.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 4:12:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: coloradan

Yeah, you are correct here. But it will never happen as the cops are immune to prosecution. And in the rare event that they are successfully sued, the government picks up the tab, and they never see a jail from the inside. The actual criminals here are never touched.

Seems to me it is about time that concerned citizens take a look into this behavior, and take action: preventative action; and retribution for past crimes.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 5:16:13 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: LaRueLaDue
Seems to me it is about time that concerned citizens take a look into this behavior, and take action: preventative action; and retribution for past crimes.

I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. It is a testament to the law-abiding nature of the American people. When that character starts to change, I don't think the police or other powers that be are really going to enjoy it much.

26 posted on 02/17/2014 7:26:28 AM PST by zeugma (Is it evil of me to teach my bird to say "here kitty, kitty"?)
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To: zeugma

“When that character starts to change, I don’t think the police or other powers that be are really going to enjoy it much.”

I am not sure that a character change is required. I think it is more of coming to a state of being totally fed-up with lawlessness on the part of government officials, LEO, and others that are sworn to uphold the law. When the ones that are tasked to uphold the law won’t/don’t, someone has to step in. And it will be, reluctantly but forcefully, the everyday American.

And you are right: the LEOs and other government officials will not like it... Not at all...


27 posted on 02/17/2014 8:55:59 AM PST by LaRueLaDue
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To: luvbach1

Yep, better obey Massah and hopefully Massah won’t beat you anyway....


28 posted on 02/18/2014 11:48:21 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

http://www.cityofmoore.com/contacts


29 posted on 02/26/2014 1:31:17 PM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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